Spice Temple

Average price $105
1,115 reviews

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Meet the Chef

A country boy from Berowra, Andy Evans begun his apprenticeship at Rockpool Sydney at 19. He went from toasting sarnies at Asquith Golf Club in Mt Colah, to working alongside luminary Neil Perry and other respected names in the industry. Evans chalked up nine years with the Rockpool team, crediting his compatriots with embedding a fierce respect for exceptional produce, innovation and creativity that continues within the Rockpool premium restaurant stable today.

Restaurant menu

Chef Andy Evans
  • Average price $105 Special request
Raw yellowfin tuna with spicy orange oil and lettuce
Spinach and sesame salad
Steamed eggplant with three flavours Garlic, coriander and sweet pork

Dietary options

Gluten free,

User photos

Caramel ice cream with praline
Roast Pork Belly

Ratings & Reviews

based on 1115 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.9/10
Service :8.5/10
Setting :8.7/10
  1. Ryan S.
    Ryan S.
    • 3 reviews

    Been here three years ago and still very good. Can’t believe the menu hasn’t changed. But very good. The lighting could be a little brighter as it can be quite dark for groups

  2. Sharyn Z.
    Sharyn Z.
    • 10 reviews

    Good food, quiet location so great for a lunch time catch up. We had the yumcha banquet (good value) and the chicken wings were a highlight. Wine list was ok, no coffee available.

  3. Nilani M.
    Nilani M.
    • 5 reviews

    Great service as usual. Menu hasn’t changed much. Most dishes delicious. Mocktails and cocktails were great. Ordered too much food - would’ve been good if the wait staff could advise when ordering that we shouldn’t reduced the number of items ordered.

  4. Rita L.
    Rita L.
    • 7 reviews

    The chicken and fungi dumplings, and the prawn toast were exceptional.

  5. Maria L.
    Maria L.
    • 8 reviews

    Nice boutique restaurant. Food great but the spring rolls were probably a bit salty (however I don’t normally take salt). They gave my husband a little birthday muffin with a lit candle which was a nice touch. It was delicious! Thank you!

  6. Mounira H.
    Mounira H.
    • 4 reviews

    Service was abit slow

  7. Stephany H.
    Stephany H.
    • 3 reviews

    Spice Temple always has fabulous food, good cocktails, reasonable prices and the service is the appropriate level of attentive but not overbearing.

  8. Tash H.
    Tash H.
    • one review

    Beyond our expectations. Would come back again. So delicious’

  9. Karen l.
    Karen l.
    • 24 reviews

    Amazing service. We had a vegan in our group and everything was beautifully presented and served .

  10. Craig K.
    Craig K.
    • 2 reviews

    Good food, somewhat spicy. Hard to find, it’s just a door that leads down to a basement. Very dark lightning. We had the eggplant and the shrimp dumplings which were both very good

  11. Aimee K.
    Aimee K.
    • 4 reviews

    Great Chinese food! Atmosphere and mood was also great!

  12. Edward L.
    Edward L.
    • 4 reviews

    Great culinary experience around different regions of China! Authentic yet modern. Great ambience, good service, great wine matching too!!

  13. Craig S.
    Craig S.
    • one review

    The food was sensational! The flavour combinations matched with the wines were just excellent my wife and I enjoyed our Valentines at the Spice Temple.

  14. Christopher  W.
    Christopher W.
    • one review

    The staff were very good. Unfortunately the food was not as good as I had hoped. We had the ribs which were very good but the duck pancakes and prawn Kung pow was not as good as I had wanted.

  15. Kathryn F.
    Kathryn F.
    • one review

    Repeat customers - the food is phenomenal and really great service for one of Sydney’s best restaurants.

  16. May I.
    May I.
    • 10 reviews

    One of my favorite fine dining places. Food is to die for, the atmosphere is romantic or kinda dark, red, design perfect for the evening. Service is excellent too

  17. Sidonia P.
    Sidonia P.
    • one review

    Great food and venue. Just a little disappointed...we felt a bit rushed our food came out before our cocktails so we couldn’t enjoy them. Our reservation was at 2.30 and we were there on time. The kitchen closes at 3, if you want to have a late lunch you have to go earlier to relax.

  18. Martine n.
    Martine n.
    • 7 reviews

    food was very elegant and refined in taste, a little dark atmosphere for me, , but overall very delicate food preparation, easy location too which is always appreciated

  19. Ben J.
    Ben J.
    • 2 reviews

    Had the Chinese New Year banquet and as usual the food was excellent. Cocktails were excellent. Our waiter was also great but the support staff left a bit to be desired, hard to get their attention and had to wait to get my jacket when leaving for some time. Small things but I’ve been here a lot of times and previously I wouldn’t have had anything negative at all to say.

  20. Agnes K.
    Agnes K.
    • 28 reviews

    Thoroughly enjoyed the Chinese New Year banquet. We were offered complimentary scallops. The only let down is the ambience, the restaurant is very dark.

More information

Opening time

Opening Hours

Monday – Wednesday: 12 – 3pm, 6 – 10:30pm

Thursday – Friday: 12 – 3pm, 6 – 11pm

Saturday: 5.30 – 11pm

Sunday: 6 – 10pm

How to get to the restaurant

10 Bligh St, 2000, Sydney (NSW), Australia

Public transport

Martin Place Train Station

Directions to get there

Located in the basement below Rockpool Bar and Grill, the door is accessed via Bligh Street and has an animated screen on the front.

Sofitel Wentworh Public Car Park - Entry from Bligh Street

Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Haymarket, Sydney CBD, Sydney City, The Rocks

About the restaurant

Spice Temple is a modern Chinese restaurant with a culinary focus on China’s lesser known regions. Our menus are designed to be shared and enjoyed banquet style in our intimate and seductive surrounds.

Driven by our philosophy of incorporating world-class service with a deep respect for the highest quality produce Spice Temple offers modern Chinese food as it’s rarely been seen before in Australia.


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